Nikki Amuka-Bird to Star in Survival Thriller ‘Jericho Ridge’ – The Hollywood Reporter

BAFTA-nominated British actress Nikki Amuka-Bird, who starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2021 thriller Old and can quickly be seen in Graham Moore’s The Outfit and Persuasion alongside Dakota Johnson, is about to lead siege survival thriller Jericho Ridge.

The movie, which has now began principal images in Prishtina, Kosovo, additionally stars Michael Socha (This is England, Papillon, Chernobyl), Zack Morris (The Fades, Eastenders), Chris Reilly (Wrath of Man, Devils) Philipp Christopher (Origin, The Liberator), rising star Solly McLeod (Boxing Day, Boy in the Corner) and singer-songwriter, Capital T.

Set in a distant, mountain city in North Washington state — a city ravaged by unemployment and drug habit — Jericho Ridge tells the story of a lone-deputy, Tabby, and her crushing battle to survive and save her son from the clutches of a murderous drug cartel.

“I loved this character from the moment I read the script,” stated Amuka-Bird. “Tabby is a powerful and uncompromisingly honest woman – above all she is a mother willing to do whatever it takes to protect her son. It’s an honour to play this challenging, complex lead role and I’m so excited to start shooting alongside such a talented team.”

The movie marks the directorial debut of Will Gilbey, the British screenwriter who co-created the Rise of the Footsoldier crime movie franchise and whose modifying on the Bros documentary After the Screaming Stops earned him a BAFTA TV award. Gilbey additionally wrote the script.

“I’ve been inspired by genre filmmakers my whole life,” stated Gilbey. “I feel it’s where the true innovation happens in movies. The script for Jericho Ridge provides the opportunity to create something fresh and original. This will be a raw and fast-paced story told over only a few hours. I love an audience that loves genre, so I’m making Jericho Ridge for them.”

Produced by London-based DLNQNT’s Alex Tate (Hope Gap, Blood Orange, Skin Walker) and Harvey Ascott (Shok, Absent, Field of Blackbirds), Jericho Ridge is co-financed by Silver Lining Productions and DLNQNT. In Plain Sight Group’s Mark O’Sullivan (Absent, Dead of Winter, Mystics) and Richard Caleel are on board as govt producers and have been engaged to deal with service manufacturing by means of their Kosovan workplace, with Besnik Krapi appearing as co-producer. Jericho Ridge marks the primary function collaboration of Harvey Ascott and Besnik Krapi following their 2016 Oscar-nominated brief, Shok.

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